The 2022 US Open, the last of the four Grand Slams, gets underway on Monday, August 29. With only two events left before the tournament, players are hoping to round into form and gain momentum on the hard court.
Let’s look at the outright US Open Betting Odds and some of the storylines heading into one of the oldest tennis tournaments.
Tennis Betting Update for the Upcoming WTA and ATP 2022 US Open Tournaments
Men’s Outright Odds
- Novak Djokovic +150
- Daniil Medvedev +225
- Carlos Alcaraz +333
- Rafael Nadal +500
- Nick Kyrgios +800
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +1200
- Alexander Zverev +1400
- Jannik Sinner +1400
- Taylor Fritz +2000
- Felix Auger Aliassime +2000
Nadal Returning to the Court
As of this writing, Rafael Nadal (+500) was scheduled to play in his first match since withdrawing from his semifinal match at Wimbledon due to an abdominal injury. The world No. 3 won the Australian Open and French Open this year and is looking to build on his all-time Grand Slam lead over Novak Djokovic, who is still unlikely to play due to his vaccination status.
Risers and Fallers
Nick Kyrgios (+800) has been one of the best and most consistent players in the world for the last few months, and his betting odds reflect that. The talented Aussie reached his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and won the Citi Open.
Denis Shapovalov (+3300), an otherwise talented player who had lost nine of his last ten matches, is up slightly after scoring a victory in the first round of the Western & Southern Open.
The biggest faller thus far is Matteo Berrettini (+2000). After missing Wimbledon due to COVID, Berrettini reached the final of the Swiss Open but has struggled since. He hasn’t advanced past the first round in either of his last two events.
Women’s Outright Odds
- Iga Swiatek +250
- Simona Halep +700
- Naomi Osaka +900
- Cori Gauff +1600
- Elena Rybakina +1400
- Ons Jabeur +1600
- Aryna Sabalenka +1600
- Bianca Andreescu +1600
- Paula Badosa +2000
- Maria Sakkari +2000
Can Former Champs Regain their Form?
The last four US Open champions really haven’t been playing well as of late. Three of the four players haven’t even really come close to winning another Grand Slam.
Emma Raducanu, who won last year and recently defeated Serena Williams at the Western & Southern Open, is just 11-14 this season. Naomi Osaka, who won the US Open in 2020 and 2018, lost her first-round matches in the last two events she played.
Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 winner, has battled injuries over the last three years and really hasn’t been able to gain any momentum on the court. Sloane Stephens, the 2017 winner, is ranked No. 57 and is just 11-12 this year. Even Leylah Fernandez, who lost in the final to Raducanu last year, has struggled this year. Perhaps the familiar sights at the Arthur Ashe Stadium can give one of these players a boost.
Risers and Fallers
Iga Swiatek (+250) is still the betting favorite, despite her recent struggles. The seemingly unbeatable Polish star won more than 30 matches in a row earlier this season before losing in the third round at Wimbledon. She’s coming off of a Round of 16 exit at the Canadian Open.
Andreescu (+1600) has risen a bit as of late. The former US Open winner is a fierce competitor who can keep up with the best players in the world when healthy, but that hasn’t been the case very often. She looked a little more comfortable in two wins at the Canadian Open and could be primed for a lengthy run at the US Open.